University of York

University of York

Information Technology

The course covers a range of topics including advanced programming, user-interface design, software engineering and management; it has been specifically designed to suit the requirements of the information technology industry, where you will be able to take up technical or management positions. Our graduates enter employment in many roles, including computer programmers, technical authors and research associates.

Entry requirements

Applicants will have achieved at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline other than Computer Science, and you should possess a basic knowledge of programming concepts. We are willing to consider applications from those who do not fit this profile. We will, for example, consider applicants who do not have an appropriate qualification but have appropriate industrial experience. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate industrial experience.

Course modules

Modules includes: Advanced programming concepts (using Java); computer systems architecture for information technology (IT); mathematics for information technology (IT); user centred design; software engineering; database systems; advanced web design; systems and networking; information systems and organisations; group project - computing and information technology (IT); project preparation; final project - information technology.

Assessment methods

All taught modules on the MSc in Information Technology are examined by open assessments. The assessment paper is published at the end of the week of teaching, and you will be required to submit your answers typically 4 weeks later. This type of assessment allows you to engage with the research literature and gives us the chance to assess your practical skills. Once you have successfully completed the taught modules, you will undertake an extensive individual project. Here you will work on an identified information technology topic, and document the results in a report. Additionally, you will be required to precis the project report in a conference style paper. Assessments will take place at various times during the year. Practical exercises, reports and other forms of open assessment will be due either during the course module or just after its completion.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 325404